Associate Professor Ayşecan Terzioğlu and Dr. Özge Akbulut were the guests of the ninth programme, which broadcasted on Açık Radio (94.9) on Monday, 31 August at 14.00. Terzioğlu and Akbulut talked about the gender discrimination in health politics looking into effects of gender inequality on perception of diseases and research of cures.
Festival Arena Episode 9: Equality in Health
Dr. Özge Akbulut - Sabancı University
Dr. Akbulut is a faculty member at Sabanci University since February 2012. She received her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at Sabanci University in 2004. Her PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, 2009) focused on cost-effective fabrication of biomolecular devices and surface science. She continued her studies as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University (2009–2011) on developing tools/techniques for resource-limited settings. Dr. Akbulut’s main research interests are controlling the rheology of highly loaded suspensions with applications in the cement industry and additive manufacturing, and silicone-based composites. She founded a company, Surgitate, on tactile surgical training platforms, in 2014; and currently leads Life Sciences pillar under Fark Labs as well.
Associate Professor Ayşecan Terzioğlu - Sabancı University
Ayşecan Terzioğlu is an Associate Professor of the Cultural Studies and Gender Studies Programs at Sabancı University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She received her BA and MA in Sociology from Boğaziçi University. She holds a Ph. D. in Cultural Anthropology from The City University of New York (CUNY)-The Graduate Center. Her research and teaching interests include Globalization and health inequalities, migration, biopolitics and necropolitics, illness experiences and narratives, gender, anthropology of the body and anthropology of the Middle East. On these issues, she has several articles in journals, such as Ethnologie Française and Reproductive Health Matters, and in “Making Neoliberal Turkey” (Ashgate, 2016) coedited by her and Cenk Özbay, Maral Erol and Ziya Umut Türem.